YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Athlete of the Month: Olivia De Couvreur

Rugby Canada, player & staff headshots

By Ottawa Sportspage, sponsored by the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region

About: Olivia De Couvreur won a bronze medal with Canada’s women’s rugby team at the third Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. De Couvreur, 18, played in the starting prop position for Canada, which went 3-2 in the preliminary round before defeating Colombia in a come-from-behind 24-19 victory in the bronze medal matchup on Oct. 15. The Youth Olympic Games features athletes age 15 to 18. The former Gloucester Hornet soccer player and Sir Wilfird Laurier Secondary School student is also a member of Canada’s developmental rugby team, ac- cording to the Ottawa Sun.

E-mail editor@sportsottawa.com to nominate your Stars! Please include Athlete or Team’s Name, Player Roster, and why they should be recognized. Courtesy of the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, the selected Stars of the Month will receive free passes to the Y.

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